02 The Archangel Michael – Upright

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Michael is the warrior whose light triumphs over the darkness of negativity. He is depicted carrying scales to weigh the souls on Judgement Day, as well as a sword to subdue Satan and the powers of darkness. He is seen slaying the dragon. The legend of St George derives directly from him.

The Archangel Michael

Belonging to the REALM: Heaven of Form , The Archangel Michael is in the group known as Archangels.
ANGELIC FUNCTION: Commander-in-chief of the Heavenly Armies
GIFTS FOR THE EARTH: He can help us to stand strong in the face of adversity; resolve our personal negativities; find strength when we are alone or feeling like outsiders

Michael’s name translates from the Hebrew as ‘Look Like God’. He is the Archangel we invoke in our battle against negativity. He helps us find the light within ourselves. Historically he is the protector of both Israel and the Catholic Church. He is the patron saint of policemen, soldiers and small children and also watches over pilgrims and strangers. He is the fiery warrior, Prince of the Heavenly Armies, who fights for right and justice and gives guidance to all those who find themselves in dire straits. Michael is also the bringer of patience and happiness.

He is associated with the element of fire, which symbolizes the burning away of what is transient so that only the pure and essential light may shine forth. He is called the benevolent Angel of Death because he brings us deliverance and immortality. He is the Angel of the Final Reckoning and Weigher of Souls.

Michael is considered the greatest of all angels in the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions. He is known variously as Holder of the Keys of Heaven and Chief of the Archangels, Prince of the Presence, Angel of Repentance, Righteousness, Mercy and Sanctification, Angelic Prince of Israel, Guardian of Jacob, and Angel of the Burning Bush. He is a tireless champion of good, and always supports the underdog. Michael rules over the lonely struggler; he is always lending a hand to help alleviate strife and trouble.

We can pray to Michael to help us conquer our negativity. Whenever we become stuck he can assist us in lifting our spirit towards a more enduring vision of life. He is there to guide and protect us against injustice and to help us open ourselves to what is eternal and lasting. We can ask him to help us in any situation where we feel overwhelmed or alone and in need of support.

Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books

Elements of the Psychic World
Book Details

Elements of the Psychic World: According to Jewish tradition the Kabbalah was first taught to Adam by the Archangel Gabriel and passed on from ‘mouth to ear’ through a long chain of secret initiates. Whatever the truth of the origins of the Kabbalah there is no doubt that it is very old indeed. It remained an oral tradition until AD 1280, when Moses ben Shemtob de Leon produced a lengthy commentary on the first five books of the Old Testament – the books of Moses -known as the Sefer ha-Zohar (Book of Splendour).

Angel Books

Complete Book of Tarot: Myths/Archetypes: Osiris. Dionysus. The Angel of Death. The Eleusinian Mysteries. The phoenix myth. Transfiguration. Easter. The Resurrection.

Angel Insights : Tell Archangel Michael a little bit about this cord, and why you want it cut. You might explain that you live modestly and work hard but are always struggling to pay your bills and don’t have any savings. Or you might tell Archangel Michael that you and your ex-boyfriend broke up years ago, yet you still have angry thoughts about him regularly. Or you might explain the fight you had with your friend, and how you two are having trouble moving past it.

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Elements of the Psychic World: Traditionally the place where the spirits of good people are thought to go after death. Depending on your belief system heaven can be found within in peaceful, loving thoughts or it can be a place where the righteous, angels and God dwell. The ancient Greeks thought that heaven was Mount Olympus, where their deities resided, although the dead were thought to go to the Underworld – Olympus was only for the gods. Buddhists do not believe in a supreme being but they do believe in nirvana, a state of divine detachment that can be reached after enlightenment.